All screenplays on the simplyscripts.com and simplyscripts.net domain are copyrighted to their respective authors. All rights reserved. This screenplaymay not be used or reproduced for any purpose including educational purposes without the expressed written permission of the author.
Woodley by Richard L. Sartore - Anime - A bird named Woodley has a handicap but still dreams of being a majestic eagle . His parents question whether he’ll survive on his own in the wild. An eagle abducts Woodley’s best friend, Tito the mouse, and takes him to his nest as a treat for his soon to be hatched young. Woodley goes on a hero’s quest to rescue his friend. This spawns subplots of Woodley meeting interesting woodland folks/critters and then helping and making friends along the way that eventually come to his aid in rescuing Tito from the eagle. Accompanying him on his adventurous journey are Ajax, a rabbit who lost his sister to an eagle, and Jam, a puppy hunting hound saved in the woods by Woodley and Ajax. After numerous obstacles, Woodley frees Tito and returns to the nest to rescue the trapped eagle and his newborns from the ravages of a forest fire. After his experience, he realizes the aggressive survival nature of eagles toward other creatures. This is contrary to Woodley’s beliefs. Thus, Woodley doesn’t want to be an eagle any longer. Woodley is happy being himself, a woodpecker. Aside from the solid entertaining value of the story, there are countless positive messages for the young and old alike. The animation is intended to go far beyond the storyline and have people seriously ponder what they viewed. 90 pages - pdf, format
Good script, well written -- the plot develops very well as we go along. However, the twist in the end of Woodley waking up from a dream seems a bit weak. With minor changes it has the potential to become a powerful anime feature like Finding Nemo.
While I generally don't read anime scripts, I would be very upset if I read thtis one. I don't like to be dragged along on a character's journey only to learn that it was all a dream. It's a sign of an inexperienced writer.